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Cornell Law School

Cornell Law School offers one of the country‚Äôs oldest and most distinguished programs in international and comparative legal education. It features an outstanding faculty; a strong and diverse curriculum; internationally focused law clinics; visiting professors, scholars, and graduate law students from around the world; a leading journal of international and comparative law; active internationally focused student organizations; international speakers and conferences; international internships and externships; international dual degree and study abroad opportunities, and an acclaimed international and comparative law library collection.  It is an exceptional place to study and engage with international and comparative law.


JD Programs

The professional curriculum at Cornell Law School conforms to American Bar Association Standard for Approval of Law Schools. We offer a rigorous program of legal education designed to prepare students, upon graduation, for admission to the bar and for effective, ethical, and responsible participation in the legal profession at the highest levels.


The master of laws (LL.M.) degree at Cornell Law School is a one-year program designed for practicing attorneys and recent law school graduates who have earned a first degree in law outside the United States. Through the General LL.M. program, students increase their understanding of American legal principles and can further develop a legal specialization.

M.S.L.S. Program

This master’s degree in legal studies from Cornell Law School is designed specifically for business professionals. Whether your role involves compliance, risk management, contracts and business deals, human resources, or finance, this program will prepare you to apply the language and concepts of U.S. law to the opportunities and challenges facing your company.

J.S.D. Program

The Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree program at Cornell Law School is designed for students who hold a first degree in law as well as an LL.M. (or its equivalent) and want to pursue an academic career. While earning a J.S.D., students conduct original research into specific legal topics of individual interest.


We at the Library are doing our best to deliver library resources and services to you as valuably and reliably as possible. The library team has spent the summer designing new ways of making materials available to you in formats that can work no matter where you are studying and learning; creating research and learning guides and tools to help you manage learning law in the current circumstances; and making learning and studying space available for those of you who are located in Ithaca. 

Cornell University Library’s collections encompass a rich and varied universe of printed volumes, digital resources, maps, media and archival materials. The Library holds over 8 million volumes and over a million e-books. With close to 5 million journal article downloads per year and 91 percent of the 120,000 current serial titles available online, the Library’s digital collection continues to grow at a rapid pace.


Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

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